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Wed, 10/10/2018 —  When learning a new language, people often come across new sounds or unfamiliar grammar rules. So while they may be able to communicate with native speakers, incorrect pronunciation and grammar can result in negative perceptions or...

Wed, 10/10/2018 — A gift from the E. Eugene Carter Foundation establishes an annual opportunity award fund to benefit female Hispanic students in the School of Engineering at the University of Kansas. The award will provide up to $20,000 per student annually to...

Wed, 10/10/2018 — LAWRENCE – The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas has announced that it will honor former U.S. Secretary of State James Baker with the 2018 Dole Leadership Prize. Baker will accept the award at a public program at the institute at 2 p.m. Nov. 7. The program will be free and open to the public. A livestream of the event will be available at doleinstitute.org. “Jim Baker is an extraordinary leader,” Dole Institute Director Bill Lacy said. “I had the chance to see his skill up close when he was President Reagan’s chief of staff. He went on to serve as secretary of the treasury and as secretary of state under President Bush. It is a great

Tue, 10/09/2018 — Members of the Lawrence campus community at the University of Kansas are invited to take part in the next Campus Budget Conversation on Oct. 17. The conversation, led by Interim Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Carl Lejuez, will be from 4 p.

Tue, 10/09/2018 —         LAWRENCE – The new, all-digital Spanish language-learning program Contraseña (Password) co-created by Amy Rossomondo, University of Kansas associate professor of Spanish & Portuguese, is deeply informed by research in applied linguistics and the ethos of the open-access movement. And while it isn’t free, Contraseña is consciously low-cost. Students will pay no more than $75 per semester. What’s more, with the innovative methods employed, Rossomondo says, Contraseña users will achieve twice the learning and, not coincidentally, have twice the fun for half the cost of a traditional textbook. That value proposition, along with first-mover advantage

Tue, 10/09/2018 — Rob Riggle, one of the most recognizable Jayhawk alumni, will be honored this year with the 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas. He will visit Lawrence in November to accept...

Tue, 10/09/2018 — Monarch Watch, based at the University of Kansas, will host a screening of the 2018 documentary "The Guardians," followed by a discussion with Orley "Chip Taylor," professor emeritus and director of Monarch Watch. The screening will take place...

Tue, 10/09/2018 — It likely will surprise many people today that the Republican Party decades ago took pride in crafting and passing significant environmental legislation, such as creating the Environmental Protection Agency and the Clean Air Act, according to a...

Mon, 10/08/2018 — The American Bar Association has declared Oct. 11 as Ombuds Day, and to mark the occasion the University of Kansas Ombuds Office will hold an “Ask the KU Ombuds” event all day on Twitter. University Ombuds D.A. Graham and Faculty Ombuds...

Mon, 10/08/2018 — When General Electric last week fired CEO John Flannery after 14 months, its elevation of new board member Larry Culp to the top management post raised some eyebrows among those who follow business leadership trends. Culp has only served on...

Mon, 10/08/2018 — According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in five US school-age children and young people ages 6 to 19 years suffers from obesity, a tripling of such numbers since the 1970s. For individual children, genetics, eating and...

Fri, 10/05/2018 — Creating contemplative work that combines repetitive process and collected materials, Rena Detrixhe produces meticulous, large-scale objects and installations. She’s woven carpets from dust, transformed seeds into lace and suspended a fleeting...

Fri, 10/05/2018 — Will robots someday socially engage with kids with special needs? A pioneer in the field of robotics will discuss the possibilities when she kicks off a new lecture series in October at the University of Kansas School of Engineering. Ayanna...

Fri, 10/05/2018 — The state of Kansas has received national attention in recent years following its 2012 tax cuts, which were eventually reversed. State lawmakers for several years have also grappled with a Kansas Supreme Court decision that has declared...

Thu, 10/04/2018 —  The SWIFT Education Center, part of the Life Span Institute at the University of Kansas, has received a $17.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement for a five-year project titled “Equity...

Thu, 10/04/2018 — Nearly 7 million digital records are stolen every day, according to IT security firm Gemalto. That’s almost 300,000 per hour, or 83 every second. That means this month, hackers will steal roughly 217 million records. Is your information safe?

Thu, 10/04/2018 — Political humorist Mark Russel once joked, “The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.” Well, there’s no luggage, it turns out. But a new study appearing in Science based...

Thu, 10/04/2018 — Julie Pierce, a 1994 graduate of the University of Kansas School of Engineering, will return to campus in October to lecture on “Engineering Your Future With Passion and Purpose.” As vice president and director of Kansas City operations for...

Thu, 10/04/2018 — Employers on the lookout for job candidates with the intercultural awareness to work in an increasingly globalized world can look to Kansas to find students prepared with linguistic and cultural knowledge necessary to succeed. With recent awards...

Thu, 10/04/2018 — Firsthand experience with neighborhoods can create designs that lead to healthier communities. That’s the principle to be discussed during the fall 2018 Langston Hughes Visiting Professor Lecture.  Gregory Crichlow, Langston Hughes Visiting...


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